May until the end
of September,” she
The most popular
venue, added Reeder,
is the Overlook Pavilion, which can accommodate seated events for up
to 95 guests, and receptions for
up to 300 people.
“The Overlook Pavilion, which sits at
the highest point in the gardens, provides
views toward the Bald Eagle [Mountain]
ridge in the northwest, and across the
event lawn towards the fountain and campus in the southeast,” Reeder said.
Other spaces available for group gatherings at the Arboretum include the Joan
Milius Smith Esplanade and the Bigler
Road Lawn, an area that accommodates
up to 1,000 people for a seated dinner.
“This venue is excellent for extremely
large groups because it is immediate-
ly adjacent to the parking lot and thus
very accessible for both attendees and
caterers,” Reeder said. “Likewise, this lawn
lies next to one of the garden entrances so
attendees can stroll through the gardens
before and after the catered meal.”
At the fami-
Cellars, groups will
find a friendly staff
and some delicious
wines that emphasize
“We can accommodate many
types of events,” said Tracy Rigg, the
winery’s events manager, who added the
winery is open year-round for tastings.
“We also do tours throughout the year.”
Tours must be booked in advance, but
do not run during harvest season.
The winery also hosts special events
that small groups might participate in,
including Campfire Friday Nights during
the summer and fall, and holiday theme
parties throughout the year.
As for its gathering spaces, the inside
of Seven Mountains can comfortably seat
around 100 people and the outside can
accommodate much larger groups.
“We have a beautiful patio and yard
area with a stage for live music,” said Rigg.
“Groups of up to 300 or more have held
events such as fundraisers outside.”
Mountain View Country Club hosts
dozens of golf tournaments each year,
as well as meetings and conferences for
five to 300 people, according to Jennifer
Brooks-Stahl, the country club’s director
of sales and marketing.
“With a name like Mountain View, you
can be sure the scenic views will take your
breath away,” she said, adding the grand
ballroom in the clubhouse has floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase panoramic
views of the mountains, and an adjacent
outdoor tiled patio. “It’s the perfect venue
for those groups wanting to book a ‘room
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